We don't always like being nonplussed

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Final Fantasy VI - Day 9 (In Which EVERYONE Is Blonde... Except Cyan)

Welcome back boys and girls. To remind you where we left off, we were about to investigate Tina and company's story, so let's get down to it. As per usual, I get back the mission statement that I can't read, and then I'm back on the river. Like a wise man once said, big wheel keep on turnin', Proud Mary keep on burnin'. And we're rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river. Yes I just went there... because occasionally you HAVE to randomly visit the early seventies. It'll probably go down hill from here folks, just to warn you. I get off the river near Narshe, and have to wonder if I'm supposed to go there, or see if Edgar's castle is back... Well, a detour never hurt anyone, right? And it's not like the monsters in this area even matter.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Romancing Saga 2: So where's Queen Isabella?

So here are our choices for our new ruler:

Top is a Medea-type named "Deidameia," next is a Bear-clan member named Ferdinand, then a Henry-type named Phillip, and lastly an Algol-type named Canopus.

Ferdinand is interesting: he has the most HP, the second-most LP, and unlike his predecessors some levels in Foom and Blue Rock. ...actually that's not the Ice magic icon, I don't know what it's supposed to be.

So let's find out!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Romancing Saga 2: Medea Goes To The Dogs

Looks like we've got another Fritz situation where I'm going to have to pick and choose EVERY group I fight, while trying to avoid losing any LP whatsoever. I've got my doubts.

It finally occurs to me though: Yeah, Cobra Commander is a dick, but he's one dick, as opposed to the veritable wall of them I would need to climb to get through the monster-infested first floor. So we'll take the other path. The layout's a little different, but nothing too bad.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Romancing Saga 2: Killed by Cobra Commander (how embarrassing!)

Well, let's concentrate on the good news: Enrique is picking up a lot of Axe techniques in this dungeon- one of which does 1700 a hit. And Tortoise learned a 12-point Greatsword attack, the single most expensive skill to date.

Plus, a boss configuration! Let's go to work, guys.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Romancing Saga 2: ONE LP Back!?


About that part about being better able to deal with the fish.

No. Not at all.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Romancing Saga 2: Load the Last Dance for Me

There's one more path on this map.

The decor and windy SFX lead me to believe this will take me back to the Savannah. Maybe I can storm those guard towers now, or something? But since there's little else to do in Mermaid, let's give it a shot either way.

Aha! After riding the sand-currents back and forth I find a bridge to the south- don't think Fritz ever found one of those. Explore! Explore! And Regret! Regret not being smart enough to stay at the inn back in town!

On the other side of the bridge is... more desert.

And these NightHawks, which have an 800-damage group attack. Reset! Reset!

My last save is right before the second two dances. So I try a few more things. Interestingly it is ALWAYS daylight when you exit the bar via that back door, so you can't possibly be in the dancer's path when she exits. So I play through this whole scenario again, and then decide to head to Morbelm and see if anybody likes the Tsubame thing there. Nope. Nor Morama. Nor Nuono, Tifarr, or any other town I visit. So here I am with a plot-thingy and no place to take it. And no leads on pretty much any other story point.

I guess I could always give Lake Wyringa a look. Probably I can deal with the fish a bit better now. We'll give that a try tomorrow!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Final Fantasy VI - Day 8 (In Which The Veldt Music Is Awesome)

So into the cave. *whine* And immediately through a cave labia. Fuck. It lets out onto a ledge, and then I jump off... and have to fight as I PLUMMET TO MY DOOM!!! Good times. I'd try to take pictures of the horrifying fish, but the background is moving, so the picture would just be blurred. After about fifteen normal horrifying fish, I run into a purple one. I know he's special, because he's palette swapped. I don't seem to have gotten any XP for that, but I DID get this:

Poor little guy, worn out from all that inappropriate celebrating.
Which is funny watching him float down the river like that. As Mash lays there, this little tyke comes up:

Hooray, it's Gau!
And I'm about to find out about a new party member, whose name is:

Rather, it's Ta Mu I.
Couldn't find a better 'u', so I'll hum a few bars and fake it.